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Spokane County (Washington)

Religious Traditions, 2010

58,417 682 23,240 61,575 754 29,621 296,932
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 25 41,095 113.72
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 29 11,976 33.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 10,781 29.83
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 8,277 22.90
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 6,102 16.89
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 5,758 15.93
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 4,673 12.93
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 4,089 11.32
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 3,995 11.06
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 3,400 9.41
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 3,352 9.28
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,585 7.15
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 1,941 5.37
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,629 4.51
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
3 1,475 4.08
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,378 3.81
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,327 3.67
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,003 2.78
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 904 2.50
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 889 2.46
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 835 2.31
Jewish Other Judaism 1 800 2.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 763 2.11
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 557 1.54
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 552 1.53
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 495 1.37
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 491 1.36
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 322 0.89
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 265 0.73
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 234 0.65
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 217 0.60
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 153 0.42
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 124 0.34
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 120 0.33
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 101 0.28
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 100 0.28
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 94 0.26
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 80 0.22
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.22
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 75 0.21
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 68 0.19
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 34 0.09
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 5 0.01
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Totals: 289 123,194  

The population of Spokane County, Washington was 361,364 in 1990; in 1980 it was 341,835. The total population changed 5.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (123,194) included 34.1% of the total population in 1990.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at for those who are interested in these trends.


2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.

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